Ambedkar was born on April 14, 1891, in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh, India, into a family of Dalits, formerly known as "untouchables."
Despite facing social discrimination and poverty, Ambedkar was an excellent student and went on to earn degrees in economics, political science, and law from top universities in India and abroad.
In 1936, Ambedkar founded the Independent Labour Party, which aimed to represent the interests of workers and peasants in India.
Ambedkar was a vocal critic of the caste system in India and fought for the rights of Dalits, women, and other marginalized communities.
He played a crucial role in drafting India's constitution after the country gained independence from British rule in 1947.
Ambedkar was appointed as India's first Law Minister in 1947 and was responsible for implementing several social and economic reforms.
He was also a prolific writer and penned several books on topics such as economics, sociology, and politics, including "Annihilation of Caste" and "The Buddha and His Dhamma."
Ambedkar was a staunch advocate of education and believed that it was the key to empowering marginalized communities.
In 1956, Ambedkar converted to Buddhism along with thousands of his followers, as he believed that it was a more egalitarian religion that rejected the caste system.
Ambedkar passed away on December 6, 1956, at the age of 65, but his legacy continues to inspire social and political movements in India and beyond.